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Randomized controlled field trial comparing quarter and cow level selective dry cow treatment using the California Mastitis Test

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J.M. Swinkels, K.A. Leach, J.E. Breen, B. Payne, V. White, M.J. Green and A.J. Bradley | Journal of Dairy Science | August 2021
The objective of this randomised controlled field study was to compare antibiotic use and dry period outcomes of selective cow level treatment (SCLT) and selective quarter level treatment (SQLT) in dairy herds in the United Kingdom, using the California Mastitis Test (CMT) to determine infection status at the quarter level at drying off (DO)...

A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial comparing the incidence and severity of gastrointestinal adverse events in dogs with cancer treated with piroxicam alone or in combination with omeprazole or famotidine

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M.H. Shaevitz, G.E. Moore and C.M. Fulkerson | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | August 2021
The aim of this randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial, which was carried at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the United States and funded by the Veterinary Cancer Society’s Resident Research Award, was to assess the impact of prophylactic administration of omeprazole or famotidine on the incidence and severity of gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events (AEs) in dogs with cancer treated with piroxicam...

Factors that cause bandage complications in equines and how they can be resolved

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C.M. Bennett | UK-Vet Equine | July 2021
This review article discusses the various factors that need to be considered to prevent and resolve bandage complications in equines...

Outcomes of nine cats with urinary retention after sacrocaudal luxation managed with long-term urinary diversion

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M. Garcia, C. Dumartinet, F. Bernard and A. Bernardé | Veterinary Surgery | August 2021
The aim of this retrospective case series was to document the outcomes of cats with urinary retention following sacrocaudal luxation managed by long-term cystostomy. The study was carried out at the ‘contributing institution’, which is taken to be the authors’ workplace, the Centre Hospitalier Vétérinaire St Martin in France...

Impact of research on contagious ovine digital dermatitis on the knowledge and practices of UK sheep farmers and veterinarians

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J.S. Duncan, J.W. Angell, D. Grove-White, T.R. Walsh, N. Seechurn, S. Carter and N. Evans | Veterinary Record | June 2021
The aim of this observational survey-based study was to identify the impact of the dissemination of research findings from a previous study on the knowledge and practices of sheep farmers and veterinary surgeons in their management of contagious ovine digital dermatitis (CODD) and to identify any future research needs...

Prediction of clinically important acquired cardiac disease without an echocardiogram in large breed dogs using a combination of clinical, radiographic and electrocardiographic variables

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S. Wesselowski, S.G. Gordon, N. Meddaugh, A.B. Saunders, J. Häggström, K. Cusack, B.W. Janacek and D.J. Matthews | Journal of Veterinary Cardiology | August 2021
The objectives of this retrospective study were to (1) assess the clinical utility of thoracic radiographs and (2) to explore the potential utility of prediction models incorporating radiographic measurements, physical examination (PE) and electrocardiogram (ECG) to predict clinically important dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) or myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in the absence of an echocardiogram in large-breed (LB) dogs...

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